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Women are missing from the highest paid jobs

SAN FRANCISCO — If it's a high-paid job, chances are you won't find a woman in it.
 
That's the conclusion of a LinkedIn analysis, prepared for Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, of how women fared in the top 100 highest-paying jobs in the U. ...




How to Handle HR Issues as a Small Business

Human resource issues for small businesses are a world apart from the concerns a company like IBM or Apple might face in this field. For startups with few employees, human resource (HR) tasks and challenges are often a matter of a few brief conversations with the owner or supervisor. ...




Tips to Keep Yourself Safe in the Workplace

Keeping you and your co-workers safe at work, whether you build skyscrapers or websites, is something that is everyone's business and is an important aspect of any professional environment. Many companies have systems in place to keep you safe from some things, like smoke and fire, and have security systems with access control, motion detectors, and cameras keep us secure. ...




Don’t let Lack of Sleep Hinder your Chances of Professional Growth

Recent studies suggest that a majority of working individuals across the globe do not get adequate sleep which their body needs. In order to climb the ladder of success on a rapid pace, employees readily work overtime or work from home after getting back from the office which cuts down on the time dedicated to a peaceful sleep. ...




The 5 benefits of having a friend who works in HR

Life has its ups and downs, and when you get into trouble it can be very helpful to have friends who are doctors, lawyers, and accountants to help you out. But how about a friend who works in human resources?
 
1. Interview training Those who suffer from job interview stage fright should be grateful to have a friend who works in HR to practice with. ...




Transgender in the Workplace: The Necessary Conversation

Whether you are already transgender or are in the process of transitioning, a conversation should be had with your employer.  Though there may be a fear of harassment, discrimination, or lack of acceptance, it is a conversation that can and must happen. ...




It’s Time to Split HR

It's  time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go.
 
I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. They would like to be able to use their chief human resource officers (CHROs) the way they use their CFOs—as sounding boards and trusted partners—and rely on their skills in linking people and numbers to diagnose weaknesses and strengths in the organization, find the right fit between employees and jobs, and advise on the talent implications of the company’s strategy. ...




Should You Track the Social Media of Fired Employees?

Firing an employee is never easy, and in many cases it's inevitable that the dismissed worker will leave angry and hurt. While many behave professionally, say their goodbyes and move on, others storm out the door feeling bitter and vengeful.
 
Today, social media offers workers a number of platforms on which to share their displeasure, and there are also websites that provide a place for people to say what they feel. ...




How Netflix Reinvented HR

Seryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a PowerPoint deck explaining how we shaped the culture and motivated performance at Netflix, where Hastings is CEO and I was chief talent officer from 1998 to 2012, we had no idea it would go viral. ...




How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

During the hiring process, you can streamline everything you have to do by following a few simple steps. These practical procedures can help you pick the best candidates who will work effectively and efficiently with your existing employees as the company grows. ...